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January Monthly Legislative Wrap Up


January Legislative Updates

SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.5605the United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out a grant program to increase cooperation on post-traumatic stress disorder research between the United States and Israel.
Sponsored by Rep. Michael Waltz
Original Co-Sponsors:Rep. Chrissy Houlahanand Rep. Elaine Luria

H.R.5621the BRENDA Act amends title 10, United States Code, to extend certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to protective services civilian employees.
Sponsored by Rep. Michael Waltz
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Gil Cisneros

H.R.5628the Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsored by Rep. Michael Waltz

CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

H.R.5637the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act amendstitle 38, United States Code, to establish presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with firefighting.
Original Co-Sponsors:Rep. Don Bacon and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

H.R.5562to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4650 East Rosedale Street in Fort Worth, Texas, as the “Dionne Phillips Bagsby Post Office Building”.
Original Co-Sponsors:Rep. Van Taylor

H.R.5586the Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act measures the progress of recovery and development efforts in Haiti and the strength of democracy and rule of law in the country.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.5589the Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act establishes an Interagency Working Group on Coastal Blue Carbon, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Brian Mast

H.R.5616the Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2020 requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress reports on patient safety and quality of care at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Jimmy Panetta

H.R.5617the Taxi Medallion Loan Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2020 amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude discharges of indebtedness on taxi medallions from gross income.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Max Rose

H.R.5639the Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish urns for the remains of certain veterans whose cremated remains are not interred in certain cemeteries.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Michael Waltz

H.R.5650the Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act of 2020 amends the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to improve Federal energy and water performance requirements for Federal buildings and establish a Federal Energy Management Program.
Original Co-Sponsors:Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Rep. Seth Moulton

H.R.5684the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2019 reauthorizes the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
Original Co-Sponsor:Rep. Elaine Luria